Paying For An Academy Roof – Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

Dates for CIF - Schools and Academies

Roof repairs can be expensive but thankfully, help is at hand in the form of CIF, similar to a School or education grant, regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

CIF – No, not the cleaning product – the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is capital funding that single academy trusts, multi-academy trusts and sixth-form colleges can apply for each year.

At IKO we are currently working and supporting academy trusts throughout the country with their CIF bids and asset management plans. Put your bid application in the safest of hands by getting in touch with us:

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Applying for Condition Improvement Fund can be a daunting and time-consuming task which is why IKO can provide assistance throughout the tendering process and beyond. Working with IKO means we can help you prepare a comprehensive application for funding with full technical expertise and an approved nationwide contractor network to carry out your project.

Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) is used to keep academy and sixth-form college buildings safe and in good working order. The funding addresses issues that revenue from Devolved Capital Funding (DCF) cannot meet, such as:

✅ poor building conditions
✅ building compliance
✅ energy efficiency
✅ health and safety issues
✅ the funding may also be used for expansion projects.

CIF is allocated through a bidding process. See the table below for the dates you need to be aware of:

Month Bidding Stage
September CIF announced
October CIF information for applicants published
October Online application form opens
November Registration deadline for new applicants
December Deadline for submitting applications
April Target date for notifying successful projects

If your funding application is successful, we can manage your project from start to finish, including regular visits and inspections and an agreed schedule of works to help you ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible with minimal disruption to your school.

This year’s deadline for applicants for CIF is fast approaching so don’t delay, visit our website to find out more and get in touch before it’s too late.

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